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Winchester / Repro 1866
« on: April 01, 2018, 06:07:10 PM »
Does anyone know when the first Navy Arms (Uberti) 1866 Yellow Boy guns were made? I believe I have one coming and think it is a first year Carbine with serial number 5XX. Won't know for sure until after tomorrow and see the date code.

Gun Builds and Projects / Pietta screws
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:48:36 AM »
Since Pietta screws are well know to be soft, has anyone tried to harden them? If so, how did they turn out? I have a can of Casenit (I don't think it is being sold anymore) and have been considering using it on some gun screws, but decided to ask here before investing my time. There are other hardening compounds on the market now, don't know why Casenit was pulled.

Manhattan / Another Manhattan at auction
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »
This was offered up a little over a month ago. I thought about bidding, but didn't :-[

Colt Cousins / Hawes, another "Colt"
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:47:39 PM »
This is a Sauer and Son Colt, imported by Hawes in 45 Colt

I bought it used/as new and it has a very light trigger. I don't know if someone worked it over or if it came from the factory  that way.

Colt Cousins / USFA... another Colt cousin
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:43:34 PM »
Here's a couple of pictures of my USFA Colt in 44WCF

1873 SAA Colts / My Colt SAA
« on: February 04, 2018, 12:23:01 PM »
Well, it is just too darned cold to go outside and find a nice background for photographing my Colt (like Scooby did!) so here it is on a very plain background.

I bought this 3rd Generation Colt from a friend who had put the long barrel on the gun, saving the shorter barrel. Aesthetically, I do prefer the Artillery length, but find both attractive. Oh, this is in 45 Colt.

BPCR Reloading / Mdl. 1888 reloading tool
« on: December 30, 2017, 01:45:38 PM »
After seeing Scoobie's post about his '94 reloading tool I went to find mine. Didn't come across it (pretty sure I DO have one....someplace), but decided to post this Mdl. 1888 Winchester tool.

Tools and other trinkets / Another shooting/range box
« on: December 21, 2017, 06:48:13 PM »
This box was made and used by a very good friend. I got it from his widow when he passed away:

Photo Gallery / Display case
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:56:40 PM »
I was going through a box of old photos and came across this one. The case was on the wall of the house I had when I lived in town. This picture is 35+ years old. I still have the case but don't have anything displayed in it at the moment. If I did display it, it would have to be on a wall that is not visible from outside.

Air Power / Schofield #3
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:18:36 PM »
I won this gun on an auction last week. The guy said it is unused and I see no reason to dispute that. He bought it to go with a costume. Didn't come with a box or papers, though the user manual is easy enough to find on the 'net.

Air Power / Crosman 1875
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:53:29 PM »
I am glad to see a dedicated forum devoted to air guns; thanks Capt'n! OK, I got this gun from Pyramyd Air a bit ago. It was on sale and I bit. Sad to say I haven't had the opportunity to test it out yet. If you check around, you can find a little better pricing.

Powder Horns & Flasks / A unique cap container
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:18:42 PM »
The last trade items I got from a friend included this cap container; it is his design. The container itself is a pronghorn antelope antler as you can see. The top is secured with pine pitch and the thong is braintan deer hide. Logo stands for Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Even came with some percussion caps in it!

Army Models / 1860 Signature Series
« on: July 28, 2017, 07:27:42 PM »
Has anyone here read the article in the latest Shooting Times magazine about the 3rd Gen. Colt? The author writes a glowing report about the gun, then states that it is regarded as an "authentic Colt". He bases this on the book by Dennis Adler who states that since Uberti used a proprietary Colt bluing method the gun is considered as authentic. Really? A 2 minute search would have given him the information needed. Colt will not letter the 3rd Generation guns, period!

Army Models / MOVED: 1860 Colt at auction
« on: July 26, 2017, 03:29:31 PM »

Police Models / MOVED: 1862 conversion at auction
« on: July 26, 2017, 03:28:54 PM »

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